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N.Y. radio hosts suspended over homophobic parent hoax

Tuesday, February 18, 2014
NEW YORK — Two Long Island radio personalities have been suspended over an on-air hoax about a homophobic parent. [ Read more → ]
Suffolk County PoliceClockwise from top left: Gregory Gilbert, Shane Buckley, Justin Buckley and Nicholas Battaglia are charged with attacking two men while using anti-gay slurs in Suffolk County.

Four men charged in hate crime attack on two men they thought were gay

Monday, July 22, 2013
NEW YORK -- Police in Long Island have arrested four men accused of an anti-gay attack over the weekend in which they severely beat two men while using homophobic slurs. [ Read more → ]

NY college debates whether to display rainbow flag alongside national banners

Tuesday, June 18, 2013
LONG ISLAND CITY -- A debate over display of the rainbow "pride" flag has broken out at a Long Island City college. [ Read more → ]
David Hernandez

Questions remain after Long Island teen commits suicide over alleged anti-gay bullying

Tuesday, October 9, 2012
EAST HAMPTON, N.Y. -- The Long Island Gay and Lesbian Youth Network said it would fast-track its efforts to open an LGBT community center in Suffolk County after learning that an East Hampton, N.Y. teen who was reportedly the victim of anti-gay bullying took his own life last week. [ Read more → ]
Angelina Lange

Catholic high school prohibits lesbian couple from attending prom

Saturday, May 14, 2011
A lesbian student at a Long Island Catholic high school has been has been banned from taking a girlfriend to the senior prom. [ Read more → ]

Four teens charged in attack of classmate they thought was gay

Thursday, October 14, 2010
Four Long Island teenagers have been arrested and face assault and harassment charges in an alleged anti-gay bias attack on a 14-year-old boy they believed was gay. The victim was stomped and kicked on his arms, legs, stomach and thighs. [ Read more → ]
Hotel Ciel at Fire Island Pines

Fire Island Pines: Popular gay getaway resort sells for $17 million

Saturday, March 27, 2010
In the largest transaction in Fire Island history, an investment group has purchased the vast majority of commercial property and establishments in Fire Island Pines, the internationally famous gay community. [caption id="attachment_7430" align="aligncenter" width="500" caption="Hotel Ciel at Fire Island Pines"][/caption] The $17 million purchase includes... [ Read more → ]

Man arrested in apparent Long Island hate crime

Thursday, November 5, 2009
From WPIX-TV: One man was arrested - and two others are still being sought - in the beating and robbery of two men in Lakeview early Sunday morning, Nassau County police said. The two victims, one of whom was dressed up in drag for Halloween,... [ Read more → ]
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